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View synonyms for book review

book review

noun

  1. a critical description, evaluation, or analysis of a book, especially one published in a newspaper or magazine.
  2. a section or page of a newspaper or magazine devoted to such material.


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Other Words From

  • book reviewer noun
  • book reviewing noun

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Word History and Origins

Origin of book review1

First recorded in 1860–65

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Director Peter Bogdanovich wrote in the New York Times Book Review that John Wayne is “authoritative and thoroughly engaging.”

In an interview with The New York Times Book Review, she was asked to “name one book that made you who you are today.”

Charles McGrath is a former editor of The New York Times Book Review and before that deputy editor at The New Yorker.

One big difference in the Book Review now compared to a decade ago is the presence on the bestseller list of e-books.

The Book Review has done a good job of staying on top of things.

The comparison of a review to a portrait fixes attention on one essential quality of a book-review.

His father came out and stretched in a wicker chair with the Times book-review section.

A book review (written by a woman) which I have at hand contains some generalizations which bear on the subject.

Such banquets are spread for the frugal, not one of whom would swap that immortal cook-book review for a dinner with Lucullus.

There was a book-review in it a few days ago that I—I liked very much.'

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